Preserved baby mammoth 'Dima'

Preserved baby mammoth 'Dima'

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Caption: Baby mammoth Dima . The well-preserved carcass of the baby woolly mammoth (Mammuthus primigenius) named Dima , whose frozen body was found in 1977 in eastern Siberia, Russia. Dima , a male mammoth that lived about 39,000 years ago. He was between 6 and 12 months old when he died, probably by becoming stuck in mud. Scientists have chemically treated the body and have conducted an extensive study of its organs, muscles, brain, heart and cells.

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